In an interview with the UK Sun, Mick Foley commented on his decision to join TNA: “I don’t think I would have come here for one show, two shows or any shows at all if I didn’t really think they had a chance to make a huge impact in the wrestling world. I really loved most of my 12 years in WWE. They weren’t all working years because I largely stopped having regular matches in 2000.
Foley added, “I had some memorable stints out of the ring, when I was commissioner or when I did announcing for a little while, but I got the feeling ‘there really isn’t much more I can do here’. I had been watching TNA for quite a while and realized the big difference was that I would be given a chance to make a difference. That’s ultimately why I decided to give it a try.”
When asked whether he’d lace up the boots again and compete in TNA, Foley said, “I need to be safe. I need to get in the gym just to start getting in shape in case that moment comes. It’s been eight or nine months since I was part of the Royal Rumble at Madison Square Garden so once a year or so it would probably be a good thing to get in there and get my fill. I could name about ten guys I could see myself working with.